WK-01 - Introduction to R

If you are new to R, this is your start point.

Workshop 1: Introduction to R

In this introductory R Workshop you will learn what R open-source statistical software is, why you should absolutely start using it, and all the first steps to help you get started in R.

We will show you how R can act as a calculator, teach you about the various types of objects in R, show you how to use functions and load packages, and find all the resources you need to get help.


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Note: The wiki for this workshop was converted to Bookdown in September 2021.
The wiki pages for this workshop will no longer be updated (Archive: EN, FR).


This workshop was originally developed by Sylvain Christin, Cédric Frenette Dussault, and Dalal Hanna.

Since 2014, several QCBS members contributed to consistently and collaboratively develop and update this workshop, as part of the Learning and Development Award from the Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science. They were:

2022 - 2021 - 2020 2019 - 2018 - 2017 2016 - 2015 - 2014
Ella Martin Claire-Cécile Juhasz Sylvain Christin
Dominique Caron Marc-Olivier Beausoleil Cédric Frenette Dussault
Marc-Olivier Beausoleil Marie-Hélène Brice Dalal Hanna
Kevin Cazelles Katherine Hébert Marc-Olivier Beausoleil
Claire-Cécile Juhasz Vincent Fugère
Pedro Henrique P. Braga
Marie-Hélène Brice